January 23, 1937 – October 22, 2022
Preceded in death by husbands, Albert “Bud“ Nielsen Jr.; Joseph E. Dineen, R.ph.; parents, Antonio and Vivian Sortino; daughter, Sheryl MacKillop; son, Richard Nielsen; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Peggy Sortino
Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and Chris Gillilan; grandchildren: Saxxon Nielsen, Skylar Tuck, Whitney (Nielsen) Vnuk, Falon MacKillop; step-grandchild: Jeramey Gillilan; 7 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Jackie Sortino.
Dorene was employed at First Data Resources for over 25 years as manager in the fraud/security department which afforded her the opportunity to travel to England. In retirement she continued to love to travel/cruise with her late husband, Joe.
She will be greatly missed by her daughter and grandchildren who affectionately referred to her as “grams”. She was not only a truly wonderful mother and grandmother, but an amazing friend and mentor as well.
Family will receive friends Friday, November 4, 2022, 4:00-6:00PM, at West Center Chapel with Vigil Service at 6:00PM.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, November 5, 2022, 12:30PM, at Mary Our Queen Catholic Church, 3405 S. 118th Street.
Entombment: Resurrection Mausoleum
Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.